27 Feminist Publishers Seeking Writers

Here’s a list of magazines and websites that publish feminist writing.

Payment ranges quite a bit – from $50 to $2,000.

To help you connect with these publishers, I’ve researched payment rates, found the editor’s contact information, and written brief summaries of each of the publishers.

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Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. Their rates have increased recently. They pay $700 to $1000 for feature articles, $350 for dispatches, and between $150 to $700 for culture stories. They pay all writers. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

The Femedic seeks pitches from writers with specialty knowledge in women’s health. They are particularly interested in articles about at-risk individuals, such as AME women, trans women, sex workers, and others. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Women’s Voices for Change publishes news, commentaries, personal essays, and expert analysis. They seek to redefine the way women over 40 are seen in the culture. They pay $50 per post, though their “write for us” is not currently working. To learn more, contact the editors here.

Anime Feminist is a blog focused on Japanese media and feminism, with a focus on Anime. They pay $50 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

HerStories Project is a website for Gen X women. They publish personal essays “about what it’s like to be a Gen-X woman at midlife. ” Payment is $80. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Women in Higher Education (WIHE) is a monthly newsletter designed “to help smart women on campus get wise about how gender affects their being successful in the men-dominated world of higher education .”WIHE is not an academic journal, and its content includes informative and engaging articles. Payment is $150 for 800-1,500-word for solicited articles only. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://www.wihe.com/info/submission-guidelines/

Femme Feminism is a hybrid fashion blog and feminist magazine. According to its editor Dena Marie Landon, “The site’s mission is to create an inclusive community for all women, feminine and non-binary, to discuss the intersection of fashion, femmes and feminism.” The editor publishes personal essays and historical pieces exploring these topics within a monthly theme. Payment is $75-$100 for essays (800-1,300 words). Writers must provide 3 photos to accompany their submissions. To learn more, contact the editor here.

Ms. Magazine was the first national feminist magazine to make feminist voices widely available to the public. They publish articles on politics, social commentary, popular culture, law, education, and the environment. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

BUST seeks to bring a feminist perspective to a wide array of topics, from fashion to pop culture to personal stories. Pay varies but reports estimate it to be around $50 to $100, and each category has different word length requirements. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Six Hens publishes first-person nonfiction stories about “moments that define and redefine.” They only accept submissions from women writers but the topic of the essay does not have to be about feminist or women’s issues. Pay is $50 for stories of up to 2,000 words. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Autostraddle is an online sphere for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. They cover everything from TV shows to activism to queer history, always from a progressive feminist perspective. Each article pays $25-$100. They do not have clear submission guidelines, but you can learn more about their content and columns on the About. To submit, you must register an account first.

Wanderful is a community of women who are passionate about travel. They publish personal stories and advice on anything that refers to traveling as a woman. Their tone is progressive and they seek submissions from writers of diverse ethnicities, sexualities, gender expressions, religions, and abilities. They pay $50 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Bustle is a response to the fast-paced life of the modern woman. It is written by women for women and covers all sorts of topics and issues, from breaking news to fashion. Though their focus is women, they do accept male writers. Pay varies by article. They only occasionally have open calls for submissions. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

LiisBeth is a “a reader and community supported zine that examines entrepreneurship, start-up culture, and the innovation eco-system through a progressive feminist lens.” They pay up to $2,000 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Ravishly describes itself as “the Internet’s cool aunt.” It brings an intersectional feminist perspective to issues that matter to its community, such as gender equality, body positivity, pop culture, and cat pictures. Pay varies but has been reported to usually be ~$50-$75 for each article or essay. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Herizons is a Canadian publication with a feminist readership. Articles about applying feminist principles in work, in relationships and organizations, and in social justice are welcome. They are interested in health, social and political, environmental, equality, justice and spiritual issues, as well as parenting issues and all issues informed by diverse racial and cultural experiences. They want personal experiences, journalism style articles, interviews, articles which bring in current research and a clear feminist perspective. They pay $250 to $550 for features, $175 to $210 for news, $75 for reviews. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Room Magazine is a Canadian feminist literary journal. They publish quarterly. They publish “fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people.” They pay “$50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages.” Details here and here.

Mslexia is a print magazine “full of the goodies our subscribers need to develop their writing and progress in the world of publishing.” They pay £25 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Scum is a feminist-friendly web magazine based in Australia. Submissions should be classified as able to be classified as “fiction”, “culture”, “memoir”, “column”, “poetry”, and/or “review.” They only accept submissions from the first to the seventh of the month. So, if you’re not in that window, it’s time to draft your submission and then wait. They pay $60AUD per piece. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Rebellious Magazine is feminist website that covers Chicago  news, events, politics and culture. They publish articles, essays and interviews. Payment is $50 per article. You can contact them here.

Unearth Women is a print and digital feminist travel magazine. They are looking for “thought-provoking, well-reported journalism as well as personal travel narratives that connect to larger issues or themes.” They pay $75 to $400 per article. To learn more, read their writer’s guidelines.

RaceBaitr is a “platform created to explore the various ways race is expressed and defined with the goal of creating a world without all of its intersecting oppressions.” Their audience includes people who are committed to learning about anti-Blackness, feminism, queerness and their relationship to those subjects. They pay $100 for original pieces. To learn more, refer to this page.

Femagogy Zine is a quarterly zine for teachers, by teachers. They explore feminism, education, and politics. They publish creative work of educators. They pay 5 cents per word up to $50. To learn more, visit this page.

The Big Fling is a community of writers that is “fighting toxic masculinity in dating, hookups, and relationships with good sex positive information.” They’ve been reported to pay $50 per piece. You can contact the editors here.

Dilettante Army is an online journal dedicated to art writing, visual culture, and feminism. It is published quarterly, and each issue has a theme. They publish pieces of 2,000 to 3,000 words. They offer an honorarium of $200 to $400. To learn more, visit this page.

Wear Your Voice is “an intersectional feminist magazine centering the voices of black and brown queer women, femmes, trans and non binary people.” They are seeking pieces on news, pop-culture, gender, queer culture, sexuality, race, body politics, mental health, and more through an intersectional point of view. Payment reports indicate that they pay up to $0.09 per word. For details, refer to this page.

GenderIT.org is “a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews and commentary on internet policy and culture.” They pay $0.12 per word for pieces of 1,000 to 1,500 words. Contact them at genderit@apcwomen.org. To learn more, refer to this page.


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